Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
to nothiprognosticati melber, neera tanden, kate ton dawson. let's start with the tax plan. if there is something i believe mitt romney is invested in doing, it is the tax plan. he claims it is revenue neutral. >> you have to claim certain things. this goes for both sides. there is this thing called business cycle. this is what we study. in a free market economy, recessions and recoveries, upswings and down swings are part and parcel of the world we live in. when you look at how budgets are proposed, off of the congressional budget office projection. they are not that realistic. in 2014, 2015, 2016, they are projected real gdp growth of 4.4%. sounds pretty good. how realistic is it? if you take a look at reality, what's happened since the beginning of the century? gdp has grown at 1.7% and we know we are in a pretty sluggish economy. there is a huge disconnect between what's proposed and what's going on outside this window? >> that's the big deal. the claim is, i'm going to go in and cut taxes. don't worry, cutting taxes is going to be stimulative. we are going to end up with way more jobs and ther
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
earlier. the 501(c)(3)s -- these are all named obviously for the codes, for the tax codes. the 501(c)(3)s where we actually see an enormous number of progressive action going on in these non-profits, they are barred. they can't write these checks. so to me that's where it feels like there is part of this critical asymmetry occurring. is that right, the difference between the threes and fours. >> there are ones that aren't ideological at all. sometimes the group that benefits a local library is a 501(c)(3). it's charitable organization. a c-4 can spend in elections. because there are so many wealthy donors and corporations on the right, this election cycle to defeat president obama, they are pouring money into these groups that don't have disclose -- >> that $74 million spent in opposition to the president with only $5.1 million spent in opposition to governor romney, it isn't because of a law issue, it's because of an actual resource. >> we saw the same disparate in 2004 when president bush and there was a very strong opposition to president bush. >> we say if you want to know, follow the
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
million. >> so let me ask you this. if he'd released his tax returns, would we have needed investigative reporting? >> yeah, you would. because he's hiding it very well. he's taken the money, he earned the 15 to $115 million and moved it, the in-koorcorporation of d moved it from troy, michigan to the isle of jersey. a notorious tax haven. >> the isle of jersey is not new jersey. >> leave the boss out of it. exactly. so yeah, they moved all the jobs. and this is the other side of the story which people have not noticed. the vulture and his silent partner, romney, took over the auto parts division of general motors. they moved the 25 plants that they had control of, they moved 24 of those plants to china and asia. every plant. they didn't save those plants. it wasn't like this was gm. he actually got rid of the employees, moved the jobs to china and moved his money to iraq off the coaa rock off the coast of france. >> if i'm reading the nation cover story or i managed to pick up greg's book,a rock off the ct of france. >> if i'm reading the nation cover story or i managed to pick up greg'